The top two teams in MLS square off tonight when the San Jose Earthquakes face Real Salt Lake in the marquee battle of a loaded schedule.
The Earthquakes hold a one-point lead on RSL heading into the match, but the visitors will field a strong team now that Jamison Olave has returned from injury to re-vamp the defense.
The Eastern Conference will feature some good battles tonight as well, with the Philadelphia Union looking to rebound from their U.S. Open Cup loss against Montreal and New England playing host to Toronto FC. Sporting Kansas City will be looking to carry their recent strong form into Columbus against a tough Crew defense.
Here is a rundown of tonight's MLS matches:
7 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact
7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC
7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs. Sporting Kansas City
8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas
10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake
11 p.m. - NBC Sports Network - Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy